I started a Burke SAH Mommies group and we had our first outing on the second. We met in Woodbridge for lunch at Panera. It was a lot of fun and I got to know two of the ladies a little bit better. Their little ones were adorable! It was funny to see us in the corner with strollers trying to figure out how to set up the table. It was a little obvious we were newbies but I think we did great!
One of Rob’s good friends, Angie, got married on the 5th and P had his first babysitting experience. We are still very particular with who we leave P alone with so Sarah and Chris made a special trip to watch him for us. They spent Saturday in the city and then came on Sunday. Chris got to hold P who really enjoyed sleeping on him as we witnessed when we returned 🙂
Both Rob and P got to experience their first, of many, consignments sales on the 14th. It was a lot of fun and not only did we find some AMAZING steals but P got to try out our Becco Butterfly carrier. He slept almost the whole time which leaves me to believe he likes it!
I shed a small tear on the 15th because P officially graduated to big bottles for his evening “milkshake” as I like to call it. We supplement with formula 2-3 times a day with about 4 ounces each. Apparently 4 in the evening is just not enough anymore and he now needs 6. I can’t believe how big he is getting!
On the 12th, P officially started reaching and grabbing at things. On this particular day, it included my hair and glasses. He had already started pulling Rob’s chest hair when he lays on his chest but now he can control his arms and hands enough to reach for something and grab it if he gets close enough. Again, I can’t believe how big he is getting already.
On the 17th, P and I got our workout on for the first time with Stroller Strides. It was so much fun and I think he liked being outside for awhile! He also slept most of the time 😉
P’s visit to the doctor was rough this time since he had to get 5 shots and an oral vaccine. He is now a wopping 11 lbs 7.5 oz and 22 inches long. We were at the doctor on Friday for another reason and he weighed 11 lbs and 6 oz which means my little chunker gained 6 oz over the weekend! Dr. was happy with how the breastfeeding and supplementing is going.
|I made this bibs for D and P to wear!|
|P waiting for his new buddy to arrive!!|
One of my friends from graduate school who worked at GW for awhile came back into town for a visit and it was a perfect opportunity for some of my old colleagues and friends to meet him. They were all so cute with P and he enjoyed the attention. At one point Rob had to take him aside to feed and cuddle with him but that is because he loves his Daddy!
An old colleague and good friend, Ashley, came over to meet P as well. It was so much fun to catch up with her and watch her interact with P. For some reason I didn’t get a picture though :/
It’s amazing how you can love someone so much even though you hardly know them at all. I’ve been spending a lot of time staring at P in awe of how much I care about him. He reminds me of a little frat boy with the burping, spitting up and farting. The lip quiver has returned with full force and he also has started pouting which I just laugh at! He is getting more of a personality every day and I can’t wait until he can start using his words! This new life is getting more comfortable each day. I am learning what it means to be a mother and what my new priorities are.
Some of my favorite photos